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Re: Bluetooth adapter for ham use

Richard Smith
 

I tried to use my Starkey aids with my Mac via bluetooth.  I ordered the Starkey Remote Mic Plus which will allow up to 6 bluetooth devices to be attached to my HA’s.  The audio quality sucked.  It was B.A.D.!   Just my experience.  RAS

On Jan 20, 2020, at 7:48 AM, Ned Mountain WC4X <ned.mountain@...> wrote:

Charlie, 
I am interested in what you find out and suspect many others are as well.  Please keep us posted.
Ned
WC4X

Re: Bluetooth adapter for ham use

Ned Mountain WC4X
 

Charlie, 
I am interested in what you find out and suspect many others are as well.  Please keep us posted.
Ned
WC4X

WTB KANT3 Board

Bill Cotter, N4LG
 

If anyone has upgraded their K3 with the KAT3 100W Antenna Tuner, and would like to sell the KANT3 board, please drop me a line.

Thanks es 73 Bill N4LG

Re: Elecraft K3 / 100 with universal serial bus adapter (faulty)

Jon Richardson
 

Radio has now found a new home and hopefully will be be singing again soon!

Thanks to everyone who replied and offered suggestions and advice - greatly appreciated.

73 - Jon SA0KJI

K-Pod for Sale

Irwin Darack
 

I am selling my  K-Pod. Original owner - Non Smoker

  • K-Pod - Firmware vs 1.09 installed
  • DC Power Cable, 2.1 mm Barrel Connector to RCA Connector
  • K3S/K3 Data Cable, 6P6C Connectors, 30” (76 cm), E980326 Cable,
  • USB A to B Connector, 36” (91 cm), E850629
Photo Attached

$235 with Shipping Con USA.

IDarack(at)gmail.com

Irwin KD3TB

Re: OT -https://ferrite-shop.com/ Radio interference from Solar Panels

Ray Maxfield
 

Ferrite Cores On Your Panels.

The problem nest will be …. Your Neighbors Panels.

 

https://ferrite-shop.com/

 

WA6VAB.

 

From: Clive Lorton
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:02 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] OT - Radio interference from Solar Panels

 

 

 

On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 18:45, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:

The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency are investigating radio interference from installations with solar panels 
 
Sweden's national amateur radio society SSA reports:  Solar panels are becoming more and more common.   An increasing problem is that interference can be created to radio reception.   The newsletter (LÄNK) from the Swedish Electricity Safety Agency states that they are looking more closely at the inverters and optimizers found in solar panel installations.  The Swedish Electric Safety Authority is doing this together with the Swedish Energy Agency in a project that is ongoing until March 2020.
 
The Swedish Electricity Safety Agency article is at 
https://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/om-oss/press/nyhetsbrev/2019/december/storande-solceller/
 
Source SSA https://tinyurl.com/SwedenSSA
 
 
73
Bob, K4TAX

 

Re: OT - Radio interference from Solar Panels

CR
 

I notice an 5 dB increase in noise on 20m and up during sun as I rotate my hex beam toward my 3 kW grid-connected PVs. The chopper noise from the Fronius inverter I suspect is being conducted thru the DC lines to the roof-mounted array. 

FW: [Elecraft-K3] Bluetooth adapter for ham use

Jim N7US
 

The January 2020 issue of the CWops newsletter, Solid Copy, has an article by N5PHT, “Hearing Aids for Hams.”  Gary reports on his experience with a Bluetooth interface to his radio.

https://cwops.org/newsletters/

 

 

Jim N7US

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob Sherwood
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 08:51
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Bluetooth adapter for ham use

 

Savings at Costco on eye glasses are similarly significant.  A new prescription from Kaiser, with an insignificant co-pay, if filled at the same Kaiser facility, would have been $498.00. My third time using Costco came in at $159.00. 

 

Rob, NC0B

 



On Jan 19, 2020, at 6:33 AM, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:



 

 

OK, I just got me a brand new set of Costco hearing aids that pair automatically with my  iPhone via built-in Bluetooth.

So, I’m thinking, maybe I should buy a Bluetooth transmitter and plug it into my K3’s headphone jack.

My question is, what should I buy?  They seem to range from under 10 bucks to hundreds, so as usual, I’m confused.

 

I really only need the transmitter side of Bluetooth so I can hear the radio’s Rx audio in my hearing bones.

I don’t need the  BT Rx function as I will use my station mike for transmitting.

 

PLEASE do not reply through the forum as I don’t want to start another endless thread which has to be cut-off by the moderators.

Send replies to k3ich at arrl dot net.

 

If enough people also want to know the recommendations, I will post the results.

 

I have also ordered Costco’s version of the “TV adapter” which has a TOS link (optical) input.

It’s a whopping hundred bucks, so if I can find an equivalent low latency (good lip-sync) unit for a lot less I’ll return it,

since they give you six months to evaluate the system and offer a full refund during that time frame.

 

As a side comment, these are Kirkland’s version 9  hearing aids which are a VAST improvement over my previous version 7 bones.

I’m not connected in any way with Costco, plus,  their audiologists do NOT receive any commission on sales.

Simply put, you cannot beat their prices and service on hearing aids. I’ve tried!

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

_._,_._,_

Re: OT - Radio interference from Solar Panels

Clive Lorton
 

We have a Fronius it’s ten yeas old now and no interference what so ever from top and through to 2 meters.   The Worcester Bosh Ground Source heat pump is another matter. But I can switch it off when needed :-)

Solar combined with the heat pump equals in surplus file bill heating and electricity,  just, over a 12 month period.    

73 from Clive G8POC


On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 18:45, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:
The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency are investigating radio interference from installations with solar panels 

Sweden's national amateur radio society SSA reports:  Solar panels are becoming more and more common.   An increasing problem is that interference can be created to radio reception.   The newsletter (LÄNK) from the Swedish Electricity Safety Agency states that they are looking more closely at the inverters and optimizers found in solar panel installations.  The Swedish Electric Safety Authority is doing this together with the Swedish Energy Agency in a project that is ongoing until March 2020.

The Swedish Electricity Safety Agency article is at 
https://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/om-oss/press/nyhetsbrev/2019/december/storande-solceller/

Source SSA https://tinyurl.com/SwedenSSA


73
Bob, K4TAX

Re: OT - Radio interference from Solar Panels

Clive Lorton
 



On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 at 18:45, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:
The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency are investigating radio interference from installations with solar panels 

Sweden's national amateur radio society SSA reports:  Solar panels are becoming more and more common.   An increasing problem is that interference can be created to radio reception.   The newsletter (LÄNK) from the Swedish Electricity Safety Agency states that they are looking more closely at the inverters and optimizers found in solar panel installations.  The Swedish Electric Safety Authority is doing this together with the Swedish Energy Agency in a project that is ongoing until March 2020.

The Swedish Electricity Safety Agency article is at 
https://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/om-oss/press/nyhetsbrev/2019/december/storande-solceller/

Source SSA https://tinyurl.com/SwedenSSA


73
Bob, K4TAX

Re: Bluetooth adapter for ham use

Rob Sherwood
 

Savings at Costco on eye glasses are similarly significant.  A new prescription from Kaiser, with an insignificant co-pay, if filled at the same Kaiser facility, would have been $498.00. My third time using Costco came in at $159.00. 

Rob, NC0B


On Jan 19, 2020, at 6:33 AM, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:



 

 

OK, I just got me a brandee new set of Costco hearing aids that pair automatically with my  iPhone via built-in Bluetooth.

So, I’m thinking, maybe I should buy a Bluetooth transmitter and plug it into my K3’s headphone jack.

My question is, what should I buy?  They seem to range from under 10 bucks to hundreds, so as usual, I’m confused.

 

I really only need the transmitter side of Bluetooth so I can hear the radio’s Rx audio in my hearing bones.

I don’t need the  BT Rx function as I will use my station mike for transmitting.

 

PLEASE do not reply through the forum as I don’t want to start another endless thread which has to be cut-off by the moderators.

Send replies to k3ich at arrl dot net.

 

If enough people also want to know the recommendations, I will post the results.

 

I have also ordered Costco’s version of the “TV adapter” which has a TOS link (optical) input.

It’s a whopping hundred bucks, so if I can find an equivalent low latency (good lip-sync) unit for a lot less I’ll return it,

since they give you six months to evaluate the system and offer a full refund during that time frame.

 

As a side comment, these are Kirkland’s version 9  hearing aids which are a VAST improvement over my previous version 7 bones.

I’m not connected in any way with Costco, plus,  their audiologists do NOT receive any commission on sales.

Simply put, you cannot beat their prices and service on hearing aids. I’ve tried!

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

Bluetooth adapter for ham use

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

 

 

OK, I just got me a brandee new set of Costco hearing aids that pair automatically with my  iPhone via built-in Bluetooth.

So, I’m thinking, maybe I should buy a Bluetooth transmitter and plug it into my K3’s headphone jack.

My question is, what should I buy?  They seem to range from under 10 bucks to hundreds, so as usual, I’m confused.

 

I really only need the transmitter side of Bluetooth so I can hear the radio’s Rx audio in my hearing bones.

I don’t need the  BT Rx function as I will use my station mike for transmitting.

 

PLEASE do not reply through the forum as I don’t want to start another endless thread which has to be cut-off by the moderators.

Send replies to k3ich at arrl dot net.

 

If enough people also want to know the recommendations, I will post the results.

 

I have also ordered Costco’s version of the “TV adapter” which has a TOS link (optical) input.

It’s a whopping hundred bucks, so if I can find an equivalent low latency (good lip-sync) unit for a lot less I’ll return it,

since they give you six months to evaluate the system and offer a full refund during that time frame.

 

As a side comment, these are Kirkland’s version 9  hearing aids which are a VAST improvement over my previous version 7 bones.

I’m not connected in any way with Costco, plus,  their audiologists do NOT receive any commission on sales.

Simply put, you cannot beat their prices and service on hearing aids. I’ve tried!

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

Re: Elecraft K3 / 100 with universal serial bus adapter (faulty)

Jon Richardson
 

Hello everyone

Thanks for the comments and the suggestions plus the emails I have received directly. 

I would just to qualify here my description.

The radio is faulty (as I described) but it is otherwise optically (and physically) in excellent condition - no marks, scratches or dings. The screen is in perfect condition and all the screws are present!

The reason for my posting was that I would like to give someone an opportunity to acquire a K3 with minimal expense albeit with a repair, but, I cannot afford to "give away" the radio. I have already received an offer for just the PA, but I would like to wait a few days to see if anyone is interested to acquire the complete radio and to carry out the necessary repair themselves.

I am a very happy K3S user so my reason is that I personally do not have the ability to do the repair, and additionally, I do not wish to invest in something that I do not NEED for myself. I can share the messages received from W&S in the UK and Elecraft in the US regarding the required repair and I can confirm that the costs will be ca. $100 per hour for around 4 hours work at Elecraft HQ.

I hope that helps and if anyone has any further questions, or requires any further information, just ask.

My quoted price includes shipping

73 Jon SA0KJI


Re: Alternative for K3 TCXO?

ke9uw
 

OT - Radio interference from Solar Panels

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency are investigating radio interference from installations with solar panels 

Sweden's national amateur radio society SSA reports:  Solar panels are becoming more and more common.   An increasing problem is that interference can be created to radio reception.   The newsletter (LÄNK) from the Swedish Electricity Safety Agency states that they are looking more closely at the inverters and optimizers found in solar panel installations.  The Swedish Electric Safety Authority is doing this together with the Swedish Energy Agency in a project that is ongoing until March 2020.

The Swedish Electricity Safety Agency article is at 
https://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/om-oss/press/nyhetsbrev/2019/december/storande-solceller/

Source SSA https://tinyurl.com/SwedenSSA


73
Bob, K4TAX

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

KE1F Lou
 

"Handling" used to be part of the cost of the product.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Mader <K8TE.Bill.Mader@...>
Date: 1/18/20 10:39 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] CW Noise Pedestal

The key to understanding shipping costs is part of them is "handling." S&H is a term often used. It takes manpower and time to pick, pack, and ship. 40, 50, or 60 years ago costs were lower than today. 

73, Bill, K8TE
Sent from My Secret Decoder Ring (please excuse typos)

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

redarlington
 

Order from digikey and pay by check.  Shipping and handling is free if you pay up front.

-N3XKB

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020, 7:16 PM Richard Smith <ku4nz01@...> wrote:
Well I went to order the cap, $4.95, but the shipping was $8.95.  Maybe I will order tomorrow after I get over the cost to put cap in the mail…RAS

On Jan 15, 2020, at 9:13 AM, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep, I checked my 10643 yesterday while I had it open...  I've gotten better at taking the KPA out... <smile>  I only had to remove the 9 top panel screws, the three chassis stiffener screws (which were already out), the 4 fan panel screws, and three 3 KPA screws... Hardest (most frustrating) is takeing those 1.4" spade connectors off the breaker without jostling the open soldered connection on the ANT3 (BNC) connector too many times...

Sure enough, the mod was not done when it was in for the IMD mod, checkup, et al. in 2017.  Not a problem...  Just gotta get the cap en route.

73,

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/14/20 18:08, wb6bee wrote:
As maybe a final report.   My K3s serial number is 10474, before the 10732 that is listed as the cutoff for the fan/cap modification.    I called Elecraft and they have no records of the change the one time I sent the K3s back for service (solder issue when under warranty in 2016).    They suggested that you can look through the fan blades and see the big blue capacitor (if it is installed).   

It's a chore to get to the back of the k3s.   For the $5, I just ordered the kit.    I ordered two, as I have an older K3 with Syn boards.    If I am going to pull the K3s out of the cabinet, I am going to have the repair parts on the table ready to install.

Thanks to all for the input.

Don
WB6BEE

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

Bill Mader <K8TE.Bill.Mader@...>
 

The key to understanding shipping costs is part of them is "handling." S&H is a term often used. It takes manpower and time to pick, pack, and ship. 40, 50, or 60 years ago costs were lower than today. 

73, Bill, K8TE
Sent from My Secret Decoder Ring (please excuse typos)

Re: Alternative for K3 TCXO?

Michael Foerster
 

I built my own using a thermistor and a transistor/resistor to heat up the crystal can, insulated with foam.  Set it for about 105 F.  Works fine.

Mike

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

ke9uw